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All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
Monday Afternoon, Hot Springs Police officers Caldwell and Vanderburg were patrolling in the 300 block of Thornton Street when they stopped to talk with a resident that lived in the neighborhood.
Subsequent to that encounter, the officers made contact with the neighbor, Sidney Missouri, and immediately noticed him to have a strong smell of intoxicants coming from him.
The officers also observed that the suspect was using a fence to steady himself, and that he also had bloodshot watery eyes.
The suspect allegedly told officers that he was hanging out drinking his beer and whiskey. He and his neighbor allegedly began to argue and officers had to separate the two.
Mr. Missouri was arrested for Public Intoxication and transported to the Garland County Detention Center.
While the suspect was at the jail he was searched by jail deputies which is standard procedure for the booking room.
The jail deputies located .4g of a white substance that field tested positive for the presumptive identification of cocaine.
The suspect had allegedly concealed the substance in a sock, split between to small plastic baggies.
The suspect was then charged with Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance (cocaine).